Where does Chrome store history?

Cutwolf

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Oct 11, 2010
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Hi all --

I'm trying to find where Chrome stores browser history.

I know I can access it right in the browser, but I want to actually access the location of it on my computer.

The reason is that there was something I visited in early September that I need to find now, but when I browse the history in the browser, it stops approximately two days after I visited it (page 92). However, when I search for various things using the search box, it shows results from as far back as August 31.

So, I wanted to browse the actual storage location since it seems that it's a browser error rather than not actually having the history.

Thanks guys!
 

Mal

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Jan 6, 2002
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~/Library/Application Support/Google/Chrome/Default/History

It's in SQLlite format, however, so not an easy read. Searching for some part of the name or URL might help though.

jW
 

CJ Kim

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Jul 25, 2014
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I cannot find Chrome web history files in that location on OSX 10.9.4

I found ~/Library/Application Support/ but not /Google/ in /Application Support/.
 
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wato3

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Oct 26, 2016
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I cannot find Chrome web history files in that location on OSX 10.9.4

I found ~/Library/Application Support/ but not /Google/ in /Application Support/.
Make sure you are navigating from your home directory i.e. your User directory. Not the root directory. ~/Library may be hidden by default if you are browsing in Finder. You can still access it in Finder by using Spotlight and typing the path you want.
 
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